<em>Representation of a Queen or Goddess</em>, 305–30 B.C.E. Sandstone, pigment, 7 5/8 x 7 3/8 x 4 5/16 in. (19.3 x 18.8 x 10.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1488E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1488E_NegA_glass_bw_SL4.jpg)

Representation of a Queen or Goddess

Medium: Sandstone, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:305–30 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 7 5/8 x 7 3/8 x 4 5/16 in. (19.3 x 18.8 x 10.9 cm)


Museum Location: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 37.1488E

Image: 37.1488E_NegA_glass_bw_SL4.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Fragment of a sandstone relief from the Philae Temple. The fragment shows the head of a goddess wearing a nekhbet headdress over a striated tripartite wig. The bottom part of the double-plumed crown (swty) is evident at the top of the fragment. The fragment shows her cut in raised relief though she is certainly positioned in a larger scene cut in sunk relief. Condition: The fragment is in excellent condition. There are several horizontal black streaks on the upper part and there are white plaster incrustations in some of the incised lines on the figure.

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